Heritage and Archeology

Heritage and Archeology

1 The use of EKOFASTBA’s remote sensors and image-processing technologies make it possible for archeologists to make new discoveries in record time and at record cost, and for people in charge of the maintenance of cultural heritage to keep digital inventories of the heritage.

2 Remote sensing technologies adapted by EKOFASTBA to archeology enable fast, precise and non-destructive field surveys of unidentified archeological sites and the characteristics of their environs.

3 The use of subsurface remote sensing technologies makes it possible to identify the characteristics and groups of artifacts without exhuming them and without missing the context in which such objects were buried.

4 Even though remote sensing technologies do not remove the need of on-site work and physical excavation of the sites, they allow archeologists to implement strategies for the handling of these cultural assets and the efficient use of research and conservation resources in all cases.

Digital Terrain Models for archeological field surveys, through the removal of vegetation based on sets of LiDAR data. Once these are obtained, the movement of the sun, shade areas, etc. may be simulated in order to discover geometrical shapes in the landscape that are impossible to draw from the ground. This technique has been successfully used on many occasions to discover burial mountains, forts, ancient city walls, etc.
Studies with Ground Penetrating Radars (GPR), magnetometers, resistivity and connectivity studies with the aim of generating an inventory of buried objects or structures.
Great-scale analysis of landscapes through aerial deployment and LiDAR technology, to analyze battlefields, dispersed sites, among others.
Mapping of heritage projects, with a visual record of the sites as a base for conservation, restoration or educational purposes, using non-invasive techniques – without contact. Automation of exploration works to allow their comparison and to detect changes along the time.